Geraniol is one of the 200 terpenes found in nature. Known as a secondary terpene, geraniol isn’t as prominent as other terpenes such as myrcene and limonene, but it still plays a vital role in cannabis. This terpene is unique when it comes to its aroma and taste. The aroma is similar to citrus, but its flavor is distinctively sweet. Geraniol can be found in rose oil, lemon oil, peaches, carrots, oranges and more.
The aroma of geraniol is extracted and used for many common household cleaners, candles, lotions, body products and more.
Potential medical effects
- A 2017 research project investigated how geraniol could help insulin levels in people with diabetes. (1)
- In 2015, scientists conducted several experiments and concluded geraniol could have the possibility to reduce inflammation. They also found that geraniol has antibacterial and anti-septic properties. (2)
- In the same 2015 study, researchers found that geraniol has anti-cancer properties against several cancers. (3)
Strains high in geraniol
- FPOG (Fruity pebbles OG)
- Purple Punch
- Agent Orange
- Black Cherry